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Clinical Haematology Unit CMJAH

Pathologist-in-charge:  Professor Barry Jacobson

Clinical Haematology provides a consultative service to indigent patients both in-patients and outpatients at the CMJAH as well as private patients, both at CMJAH and at the Donald Gordon Medical Centre. Professor Mahlangu heads the Adult Haemophilia Clinic, which provides comprehensive care for these patients at the CMJAH. An active teaching programme is provided for Registrars who rotate through Clinical Haematology.  There is a formal two-year fellowship programme offered in conjunction with Professor Moosa Patel’s unit in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (CHBH) to obtain certification in the sub-speciality of Clinical Haematology.  Professor Jacobson started the Anti-coagulation Clinic 15 years ago and patients are counselled and monitored by well-trained nursing sisters.  They are also instructed in home treatment with low molecular weight heparin.  They are actively involved in a national programme to train nursing staff in other centres on the administration of anti-coagulant treatment.

The following research projects are underway in the unit:

  • Dr. Estee Benade - Validation of coagucheck Point Of Care (POC) device.
  • Dr. Susan Louw – Establish Anti-XA levels for Rivaroxaban.
  • Professor Jacobson has also established a collaboration with the Cirion investigator group based at Slotervaart teaching hospital in Amsterdam.